I got this gift for Christmas 2009.
Shrimp People or 'Gragok' (a Malay slang for Udang Gragau) refers to Eurasians of Portuguese Descent in Singapore & Malacca.
This book is the first in a series of 4 novels:
~ The Shrimp People
~ People of the Pear Tree
~ Island in the Centre
~ River of Roses
Here's a picture of Rex Shelley with these 4 books of his.